Statistics at the website Ivysuccess.com, which provides strategies for gaining admission to Ivy League universities, show that 7.5 percent of the applicants who would have been members of the class of 2013 at Yale gained admission to the school. That kind of exclusivity is a big reason why Natalie Wedell considers herself fortunate to have a degree from the prestigious institution.
Natalie graduated from Yale this spring with a degree in economics after spending four years as a student-athlete in two different sports at the New Haven, Conn., school. She played hockey and was a thrower on the track and field team for four seasons each.
St. Anthony Village resident Luke Scott is headed to the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., where he will play basketball for the school’s intercollegiate men’s team.
Scott, a 2013 DeLaSalle High School graduate, helped the Islanders win back-to-back Class AAA state titles in 2012 and 2013 and was an all-tournament selection both years. He was also a first-team all-state selection this year and participated in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association all-state series in April.
The North Suburban Soccer Association’s U16 C2 boys team recently captured a state championship. The squad, made up of players from four different high schools, won the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association title with a perfect 3-0 record in the six-team competition.
The Shoreview 15AAA baseball team recently got the thrill of a lifetime when it played a game at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Shoreview took on Eden Prairie in the 15AAA Tier I Play Ball! Minnesota championship game on July 23.
Eden Prairie came out on top 8-1 but the loss couldn’t dampen the excitement of playing on a Major League Baseball diamond.
The St. Anthony Hogs and Tri-City Shark amateur baseball teams have qualified for the state tournament.
The Hogs and Shark both clinched state berths on Saturday as they swept their respective Skyline League second-round playoff series.
St. Anthony, the Skyline League regular-season runner-up, blew through the Stillwater Loggers with wins of 11-2 and 10-1 at Palm Field.
Sarah Tokos participated in the International Canoe Federation’s Junior and Under-23 Sprint World Championships. (submitted photo)
Four years of competitive paddling helped lead an Irondale High School student to a special event last week.
Sarah Tokos, a New Brighton resident who will be a senior at Irondale this fall, spent last weekend in Welland, Ontario, participating in the International Canoe Federation’s Junior and Under-23 Sprint World Championships. Tokos competed in the K1 (solo kayak) 200 and 500-meter races.
The cool weather last weekend was more reminiscent of late September than late July. Those autumn-like temperatures had some thinking fall sports like football and soccer, whose high school seasons are right around the corner.
In fact, registration for fall sports and activities for all three Bulletin-area high schools is going on now. Registration information for each school is listed below.
On just about any other day, either of the final two at bats of Sunday’s American Legion baseball Sub-State 8 final would have produced a victory and sent Tri-City Red to the state tournament. Sunday wasn’t just any other day, however.
Forest Lake’s third baseman and center fielder were in the right position to catch hard-hit balls by Ethan DeCaster and Sam Hentges and preserve the Rangers’ 3-2 victory. With the win, Forest Lake advances to the state tournament, which runs Aug. 2-5 at four different sites in the southwest metro.
Former Mounds View High School soccer standout Allie Phillips is now also a former University of Minnesota soccer standout. Although her college soccer eligibility has expired, she still recently made headlines for the program.